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a. waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
b. (as modifier): scrap iron
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



metallic raw material in the form of industrial waste and rejects, intended for remelting into usable metal.

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Any solid material cutting or reject of a manufacturing operation, which may be suitable for recycling as feedstock to the primary operation; for example, scrap from plastic or glass molding or metalworking.
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Something written at CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa in the late 1970s. It ran on Interdata and Perkin-Elmer computers and was in use until the late 1980s.

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The second half began scrappily as both sides seemed to be suffering with the heat, and YMmade three substitutions on the hour, with Sam Housley, Simon Whitehead and Gavin Stead replacing Hellawell, prop James Watson and Marsden.
The second half started as scrappily as the first had ended - but Austria paid a heavy price for Andreas Ivanschitz's clumsy 48th minute foul on Philipp Lahm.
If they add the ability to win scrappily to their armoury of winning with grace, surely there is no stopping them in their quest to be promoted this season.
"If we can just find a little spark, win a game scrappily or however, we could quite easily go on a good run."
The second half started rather scrappily and, Everton's second goal apart, got worse as it progressed.
The second half started scrappily but Hunt almost had the home fans in raptures in 52 minutes when he got his head to a Samuel cross on the six-yard line.
The second half started scrappily with long shots seeming to be the main form of attack, rather than the usually flowing build-ups seen at Reading.
Though they started scrappily, the Dragons dominated the first half, with skipper Darren Ferguson at the heart of everything they did well.
Birtley coach Graeme Rutherford said: "The first round started quite scrappily with both fighters neglecting their boxing and just trying to out-strength each other.
tick Fail to turn up, start scrappily, get torn apart by an organised and motivated team we make look like world-beaters, descend into jittery, clunky chaos at the back and gift stupid goals with schoolboy defending...
But the home side, a combination of Spain's top players, camped in the Warriors 22 for the last twenty minutes of a game that ended scrappily, a fact not helped by a string of replacements from both sides and the sin binning of Warriors skipper Chris Fortey.
Less convincing were Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite (indelicate and scrappily rushed in places), an unbalanced and sloppily conceived busk around the Star Wars theme, and the various solo items.